QNAP announces AMD-powered quad-core TS-563 NAS

QNAP, in association with AMD, has announced a 5-bay quad-core NAS called the TS-563 Turbo.

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QNAP, in association with AMD, has announced a 5-bay quad-core NAS called the TS-563 Turbo.

The TS-563 Turbo features an AMD Embedded G-Series quad-core 2.0GHz SoC processor, up to 16GB RAM, AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption, SSD cache acceleration, AMD-V virtualization, and optional 10GbE connectivity that allows small and medium businesses to build private clouds suitable for high-speed networks and application-intensive environments.

The TS-563 is capable of delivering up to 1,506 MB/s sequential read throughput with 2 x 10GbE configuration for multi-tasking business applications. When using the AES-NI encryption engine it can hit sequential reads performance exceeding 1,421 MB/s with AES-256 bit full NAS volume encryption.

By utilizing the AMD-V technology, the TS-563 can run multiple Windows, Linux, UNIX and Android-based virtual machines, and the Virtualization Station offers numerous functions including snapshots, VM import/export, and user permissions. Users can access the VMs via web browsers or other remote desktop viewers.

By using the optional Surveillance Station add-on, the TS-563 becomes a professional-grade surveillance center for monitoring live feeds, recording video and audio, and playing recordings. It offers four free IP camera channels, which can be expanded up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses.

"The TS-563 is our most affordable 10GbE-ready quad-core NAS with hardware-accelerated encryption and virtual machine support. It is a fast and scalable NAS solution designed for optimizing business applications and satisfying quickly-growing data storage needs while providing 10GbE readiness for budget-conscious organizations and professionals," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP.

"We're pleased to extend our collaboration with QNAP to bring innovative NAS solutions to market," said Dilip Ramachandran, senior director of marketing, AMD Embedded Solutions. "The AMD G-Series SoC offers a low power solution delivering high performance at attractive cost levels. Together with QNAP, this offers an ideal match for NAS customers."

The TS-563 will be available in the next few weeks. As yet no pricing has been announced.

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